mercoledì 28 agosto 2013

Glenn Hauser logs August 23-24, 2013

** CUBA [and non]. 15370, August 24 at 0040, open carrier at good level. Can`t be anything but RHC, not turned off after the Quechua service until 0030. Equivalent signal on 15120 from CRI relay, weaker RHC Spanish 15230, yet still the SSOBs with little else propagating on 19m.

15340, August 24 at 1353, RHC Spanish is axually underneath HCJB AUSTRALIA in presumed Hindi as scheduled daily 1330-1400, making SAH of about 5 Hz; unusual propagation, the pair now amounting to the SSOBs and almost the OSOBs (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EAST TURKISTAN. 9590 poor, and stronger // 9800, August 24 at 0045, Chinese orchestral music, i.e. CRI Spanish service at 23-01 via Kashgar to CIRAF 12-14, i.e. South America except SE Brasil and Patagonia. 294 and 269 degrees respectively, so one would expect 9590 to be stronger here (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** EGYPT. 9965.0, August 24 at 0049, R. Cairo is just barely modulated, hum, and flutter, but at least it`s back on frequency, its variance having been repaired from 9963.5 as reported by Ivo Ivanov at 2300 August 20; and from 9963.449 by Wolfgang Büschel at 0010 Aug 22 when it also had ``a fence of spurious signals, each 100 Hertz apart, six on lower and six on upper side flank``. HFCC shows site is Abis; Aoki shows the other one, Abu Zaabal (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** OKLAHOMA. 1120, August 24 at 0508 UT, daytimer KEOR Catoosa/Sperry/Tulsa is on again in the nightmiddle; I don`t see how this could be accidental, but if KMOX doesn`t care, why should we? Why should the FCC?

0508 alabanza music is heard on the SRF-59, best in KMOX null, but at times strong enough to be heard and with few-Hz SAH under KMOX, unless KEOR be precisely nulled. 0512 break for YL speaking some devotional ``palabras de Victoria``; program promos for other dayparts; local ad mentioning something on 81st Street (typically Tulsa: east-west arteries on the south side all follow the formula (10x + 1); and back to music (Glenn Hauser, Enid, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** PERU. 5980, August 24 at 0053, R. Chaski, some talk modulation audible, with splash worst during music from 5990 CRI/Cuba. Chaski carrier cuts off at 0102:14.5* which is 22 seconds later than last log 96 hours earlier, i.e. still averaging 5.5 seconds later per day (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** SOUTH CAROLINA [non]. 5085, August 24 at 0533, Brother Scare is again blasting away on WTWW-2, now seemingly regular. Unknown if really straight thru all-night but I would assume so (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** TAIWAN. Received in the p-mail August 23, envelope from R. Taiwan International, metered, no stamp. Includes a nice but blank QSL card illustrating ``Paiwan and Rukai Settlement: Slate Houses`` (I hope that`s right: font is almost too tiny to read). This must be in reply to e-mail I sent advising them that they were about to lose their N American audience by not replacing defunct WYFR relay; I did not send a formal reception report. Encouraging one is a light-weight RR form.

Also sent Spring and Summer 2013 issues of slick 4-page newsletter Taipeiwave, with several interesting articles based on programming. The spring issue also welcomed newhost, John Barthelette. Two sheets of English program grid and frequency schedules, one expected to be effective 03/31/2013 to 10/27/2013, but superseded by another one 07/1/2013 to 10/27/2013 removing WYFR and updating the frequency schedule, but also removing John already as a program host. He had been doing `The Occidental Tourist` (get it?) on Sundays, co-hosting `We`ve Got Mail` with Shirley Lin on Tuesdays, and `On the Clock` on Thursdays, which was about jobs.

Here`s the current program schedule effective 2013/07/01, in minutes past the hours:

00-10, News

10, People, Shirley Lin
25, Classic Shorts, Natalie Tso
30, The Occidental Tourist, Shirley Lin
40, On the Line, Carlson Wong

10-25, Hear in Taiwan, various

25, Chinese to Go, Huang Shih-han
30, Soundwaves, Shirley Lin

25, We`ve Got Mail, Shirley Lin

25, Time Traveler, Huang Shih-han
35, Jade Bells and Bamboo Pipes, Carlson Wong

25, Original Waves, various
40, Eye on China, Natalie Tso
50, Chinese to Go, Huang Shih-han

25, Taiwan Today, Natalie Tso
40, Women Making Waves, Paula Chao
50, Ear to the Ground, Andrew Ryan

10, Soft Power, various
25, Feast Meets West, Ellen Chu and Andrew Ryan

And the English frequency schedule, reworked here to time order:
SE Asia 0300-0400 15320
SE Asia 1100-1200 7445 1359
Philippines 1100-1200 1359
China 1600-1700 6180
South Asia 1600-1700 15485
Africa 1700-1800 15690
Europe 1800-1900 6155

Lotsa luck hearing any of these (well) in N America. Relay sites not given, but HFCC shows 6155, 15485 and 15690 are FRANCE, as long as they are listed as ``RFI TDF`` with no mention of RTI, banned from HFCC by the ChiCom. BTW, the MW relays on 1210 in Sacramento and 750 in Baltimore have also been deleted.

I am also now the proud owner of a 15-digit ID number in the RTI database, so look forward to more p-mail if not SW signals (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. WORLD OF RADIO 1683 monitoring: confirmed on time 0200 UT Saturday August 24 from Area 51 via WBCQ 5110v-CUSB and webcast.

Confirmed on WRMI webcast, Saturday 1500+.
Next: UT Sunday 0401 on WTWW-1 5830. Also need to confirm whether or not still appearing at 2329v Sat or Sun on 9930; or 0000 UT Sun or Mon on 5085 as previously.

Did anyone in Europe hear Hamburger Lokalradio 7265-CUSB today Saturday, including WOR at previous times of 0630 & 1430? (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

** U S A. 9479, Saturday August 24, 2013 at 1305 listened briefly to passed-away Pastor Pete Peters on SFAW, asserting the date is Saturday, August 24! Neat trick, but archivist must have pulled out recording from the last year when the day of month and week matched, i.e. 2002y (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)

UNIDENTIFIED. 6925-AM, August 24 at 0537, very poor pirate signal with music, too deep in the noise level, but with BFO on at 0540, his VFO swishes away, and I soon find a new signal on 6940 sounding the same. Situation somewhat clarified by logs on from BOR --- would that be the op of Blue Ocean Radio?

``Eccentric Shortwave 6925u 0535Z August 24, 2013: Came up on top of RTN playing Doc Watson tunes. RTN since moved to 6940. No ID as of 0550Z. About S1 to S2 on the west coast.`` RTN = Radio True North (Glenn Hauser, OK, DX LISTENING DIGEST)